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'''Jonathan Swift''' (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish. satire|satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whig (British political party)|Whigs, then for the Tories (British political party)#1678–1760|Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean (Christianity)|Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.. Swift is remembered for works such as ''A Tale of a Tub'' (1704), ''An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity'' (1712), ''Gulliver's Travels'' (1726), and ''A Modest Proposal'' (1729). He is regarded by the ''Encyclopædia Britannica'' as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. He originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, ''Drapier's Letters'' as '''MB Drapier''' – or...
Honorific prefixThe Very Reverend
Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1667|11|30}}
Birth placeDublin, Kingdom of Ireland
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1745|10|19|1667|11|30}}
Death placeDublin, Kingdom of Ireland
Resting placeSt Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
PseudonymIsaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier, Lemuel Gulliver, Simon Wagstaff, Esq.
OccupationSatirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, priest
LanguageEnglish
Nationality| alma_mater = Trinity College, Dublin
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